U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Border Mentoring Coordinator Project

Award Information

Award #
2012-JU-FX-0043
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$200,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $109,910)

OJJDP supports wide-ranging mentoring initiatives to reduce juvenile delinquency, gang involvement, academic failure, victimization, and school dropout rates. While mentoring is traditionally a volunteer-based service, a need exists for staff and resources to support the efforts of each mentoring program. Developing and maintaining mentoring partnerships and collaboratives can build capacity and increase the power of mentoring to benefit more young people. Local mentoring partnerships and collaboratives can bring together public and private sector leadership, eliminate duplication of efforts, fill service gaps, and offer centralized services. The successful award recipient(s) will fund a coordinator position to support a local continuum of mentoring services for targeted youth. This program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-55, 125 Stat. 552, 617.

The target population for this Local Mentoring Coordinator initiative is at-risk, primarily Hispanic youth in the neighboring border communities of El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Partnering mentoring agencies will expand and enhance critical areas of program delivery and community collaboration through the efforts of the Mentoring Coordinator, paying particular attention to the cultural implications of serving in primarily Latino communities. The Border Mentoring Advocates Committee will be established to identify current/prospective funders and supporters of mentoring programs and secure new/continued/expanded engagement as partners to local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. The Mentoring Coordinator will facilitate their work in devising, implementing, and measuring the success of a Joint Sustainability Plan. Mentoring partners will also benefit from detailed program analysis in the areas of recruitment, orientation, training, data collection, and other quality areas of program operations. After completion of the analysis, the Mentoring Coordinator will present findings and facilitate the development, implementation, and tracking/measuring of a Program Enhancement Plan as enhanced mentoring services are provided to additional youth in the region. Through these efforts, the program goals are to: a) improve outcomes for at-risk youth by establishing and strengthening collaborative community approaches, and b) provide direct one-to-one mentoring to underserved youth populations.

CA/NCF

OJJDP supports wide-ranging mentoring initiatives to reduce juvenile delinquency, gang involvement, academic failure, victimization, and school dropout rates. While mentoring is traditionally a volunteer-based service, a need exists for staff and resources to support the efforts of each mentoring program. Developing and maintaining mentoring partnerships and collaboratives can build capacity and increase the power of mentoring to benefit more young people. Local mentoring partnerships and collaboratives can bring together public and private sector leadership, eliminate duplication of efforts, fill service gaps, and offer centralized services. The successful award recipient(s) will fund a coordinator position to support a local continuum of mentoring services for targeted youth.

This local mentoring program benefits at-risk Hispanic youth in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Partnering mentoring agencies will continue to expand and enhance critical areas of program delivery and community collaboration through the efforts of the mentoring coordinator.The Border Mentoring Advocates Committee has been established and will identify current/prospective funders and supporters of mentoring to secure new and continued engagement with local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. The mentoring coordinator will continue to facilitate his/her work in devising, implementing, and measuring the success of a joint sustainability plan.
Mentoring partners have been engaged in detailed program analysis in the areas of recruitment, orientation, training, data collection, and program operations. The mentoring coordinator created a program enhancement plan to enhance mentoring services that will be provided to additional youth in the region. Matches will continue to be made. Tracking of this plan is underway. The goals to improve outcomes for at-risk youth by establishing and strengthening collaborative community approaches and to provide direct one-to-one mentoring to underserved youth populations will be achieved.
CA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2012